Bishop Teuma speaks about characteristics of saints

Jeremy Scicluna

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Bishop of Gozo Anton Teuma said that the Beatitudes are the answer when asked about characteristics of saints during their lifetime.

Delivering a homily during a Mass marking All Saints’ Day, Bishop Teuma commented on the Beatitudes explaining that the faithful should seek to live their lives the way saints did.

Bishop Teuma gave a short explanation on each of the Beatitudes:

  • “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.”
  • “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
  • “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the Earth.”
  • “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”
  • “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.”
  • “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”
  • “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”
  • “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.”
  • “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.”

The full homily may be found here.